INSURGENCY: Army approves promotion of 5,000 soldiers

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said the Army has approved the promotion of 5,000 soldiers deployed against the Boko Haram sect in the North-East.

Buratai said the step was taken to boost the morale of the soldiers involved in the fight against the insurgency in the North-East.

The Army Chief made the comment while speaking at the opening ceremony of  the Chief of Army Staff Third Quarter Conference in Abuja on Monday.

He also said the 3,032 soldiers who were recalled from dismissal had been deployed back to the ongoing operation against the insurgents in the North-East.

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